Enjoy a Full Day of Spooky Fun With These Festive Halloween Activities You Can Do at Home
This year, Halloween falls on a Sunday, which suddenly opens up a whole day’s worth of possibilities for how you can celebrate the spooky holiday. Unlike most years when the holiday takes place on a weeknight, this year you won’t have to worry about packing all that Halloween fun into a few measly hours after work. Instead, you can luxuriate in the ghoulish holiday all day long. Whether you decide to put on an awesome costume, watch a scary movie, or hang out with friends, there are so many fun things you can do to celebrate the holiday. If you’re unsure of where to start, try out these awesome Halloween activities that will keep you entertained all day.
Have a Halloween-Movie Marathon
There is a plethora of Halloween movies out there, ranging from kid-friendly to supernatural romance to scream-inducing horror films that will give you nightmares for days on end. Not sure where to start? Coraline, Corpse Bride, Edward Scissorhands, the Twilight Saga, Candyman, or Friday the 13th are a few to get started with!
Grab some candy corn, get under a warm blanket, and pull up Netflix to stream the night away!
Make Cute (or Scary!) Crafts
From creating DIY decor for your home, to painting wooden bats, to making festive cards to send to your friends, there are tons of fun Halloween crafting projects that will keep you entertained all day. Pick a project that’s adorably spooky or one that gives you the chills for a fun and relaxing hands-on way to spend the holiday.
Give Yourself a Scary-Good Manicure
If you’re in the mood to flex your creativity but don’t want to make too much of a mess, nail art could be the best way to go. With a few tubes of nail polish, a toothpick, and some nail stickers, you can transform your nails into the perfect Halloween accessory.
You don’t have to go all out if you don’t want to, but throwing on a pair of cat ears, some Halloween socks, or a homemade costume will instantly put you in the Halloween mood. If you’re feeling extra creative, you can also create a gory makeup look.
Bake Holiday-Inspired Treats
Bat bites, shortbread ghost cookies, and mummy cake pops – there are so many delicious Halloween treats to try. Whether you’re in the mood for something sweet or savoury, you can have tons of fun trying some Halloween recipes in the kitchen. The hardest part is choosing which treat to sink your fangs into this season.
There’s a reason carving pumpkins is such a classic Halloween tradition: it’s so much fun! Find design inspiration online or come up with a creative idea on your own, and get carving. And remember to save the seeds, which you can easily clean and throw on a baking sheet for a delicious snack.
Give Yourself a Tarot Reading
Tarot is a fun way to dive into the mystical side of Halloween and perhaps even get insight into what your subconscious is trying to tell you. The Rider-Waite deck and the OK Tarot deck are great beginner decks for those new to tarot. To start, try a three-card reading.
Have a Zoom Party With Friends
If you feel more comfortable staying in this Halloween, that doesn’t mean you have to be all by yourself. Organise a Zoom Halloween party with friends where you can have a contest competition, stream scary movies together, or catch up while sipping on some spooky-themed cocktails.
Read Classic Horror Stories
Looking for a nice relaxing Halloween activity? It’s time to crack open a book. Classic horror stories such as Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein or Bram Stoker’s Dracula are great to curl up with in your favorite comfy chair.
If you’ve already devoured the classics and want something more modern, try Stephen King’s Pet Sematary or Thomas Harris’s Hannibal Lecter series for a story that will keep you at the edge of your seat.
Host a Glow-in-the-Dark Dance Party
Bring out the glow sticks, turn up the music, and turn off the lights! Bring the party home with you and dance the night away to “Monster Mash” like no one is watching! Whether you invite friends or enjoy your dance party solo, you’ll be surprised how good it feels to get your body moving and shake it off.
Decorate Your Home
Turn your home into a haunted Halloween oasis by going all out on decorations. Hang twinkly lights, light fall-scented candles, and display skulls, bats, and pumpkins to create a space that screams “Halloween!” Creating a new look for your space is a fun activity in itself, and when you’re all done you can sit back and enjoy the spooky space you’ve designed.